Surgical strikes killed top militant commanders: J-K police
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Last Updated: Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:34
Jammu: Claiming that ten top commanders of various militant outfits have been killed among 17 ultras since the beginning of this year, Jammu and Kashmir police today said it has achieved major successes due to "surgical strikes" in south of Pir Panjal in the state.

"As a winter strategy, we launched surgical operations in Jammu region. We had dividends soon. We have killed 10 top commanders among 17 militants till now," Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, Ashok Kumar Gupta told reporters here.

Under the surgical strike strategy, police used two types of planning -- "Track and target" and "scout, seek and kill" in neutrilising the top leadership of HuJI, JeM, LeT and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) outfits in Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Reasi and Rajouri districts of the region.

While four such top commanders were killed in Kishtwar, three in Doda district, one each in Reasi, Rajouri and Poonch districts.

Two top commanders of Hibul Mujahideen surrendered before DGP Kuldeep Khoda in Doda, Kumar said.

Under the strategy, large number of Special Operation Groups (SOGs) generated critical real time informations and conducted meticulous operations in most difficult high altitude areas, he said.

"Instead of big SOG teams of 20 to 30 members, we formed small teams of 5 to 6 men," he said adding this has given us better results.


First Published: Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:34

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